Welcome to the first installment of Smoothie Sunday, which is a shot at helping me document our favorite recipes for the archives, while maybe inspiring more smoothie making from you guy! For today's recipe I'm just sharing a simple classic spinach combo with you, that's a big favorite around here with the whole family:
We've been big fans of blendy drinks since our newlywed days, but our smoothie game changed a couple years ago when I wanted to give my kiddos (and myself lets be honest) extra servings of veggies and fruits as well as vitamins and minerals, etc, in a quick and easy way. We invested in the most powerful blender we could find, the Blendtech total blender (not sponsored:)) and it made suuuuch a difference as far as ease and efficiency. No more blades stalling or huge lumps getting caught in the straw.haha These days we make them several times a week (with little lulls here and there when we had no blender or fridge:)), and so I'm excited to get back at it and start sharing some favorite blends with you guys on a regular basis!
Sweet Spinach Protein Smoothie
1 1/2 cups of coconut water (sub in almond or soy milk, etc)
2 big handfuls of spinach leaves
1 fresh banana (or frozen for extra creaminess)
1 heaping scoop organic plant protein powder
1 tbsp ProSpinach powder (100% spinach extract to reduce sweet-tooth, non-sponsored)
1 tbsp hemp seed
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp flax seed
1 tbsp wheat germ
Blend the coconut water and spinach for a couple seconds till the spinach is a bit reduced, than add in the rest of the ingredients for 8-12 seconds only (to avoid too much froth). Sweeten a bit more with some stevia drops or organic honey if needed, and enjoy! Drinking right away helps your body better absorb the fresh vitamins and nutrients, as they can lose their potency after being let to sit for too long.
Well I really hope you give this a try because it's really yummy and awesome for your body, but wither it's this recipe or an old favorite, or even one that's been on your pinterest board for months, etc, again my whole goal in sharing these is to just encourage/motivate you to make more smoothies in general because they're so quick and easy, they're so energizing and refreshing, and they're just so great for you. Super eloquent I know.haha
Please feel free to ask any questions you may have and/or share any favorite ingredients you love in your own smoothies so we can give them a try, and have a great brand new week ahead mah-dears,